Student Travel Awards

The De Luca Foundation is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our annual 2018 Student Travel Awards.

For 2018, we will provide up to $10,000.00 USD to aid students attending select domestic and international conferences during this calendar year.  Awards will be paid in the amounts of $500/student for the World Congress of Biomechanics attendees, and $400/student for all other conference attendees.

Supported Conference

Attendance to the following scientific conferences only will be supported:

Date Conference Location
May 29 – June 2, 2018 American College of Sports Medicine Minneapolis, Minnesota Details
July 4 – 7, 2018 European College of Sport Science Dublin, Ireland Details
July 8 – 12, 2018 World Congress of Biomechanics Dublin, Ireland Details
August 8 – 11, 2018 American Society of Biomechanics Rochester, Minnesota Details
August 4 – 17, 2018 Canadian Society for Biomechanics Halifax, Nova Scotia Details

Who can Participate

The applicant must be a student at a domestic or international academic institution.  The applicant must have submitted an abstract to one of the supported conferences, and the abstract must be accepted for presentation as either a poster or oral presentation.

Applications for WCB attendees are closed.  WCB attendee applications for the Student Travel Award were accepted up to December 19th, 2017 via the WCB Awards & Travel Bursaries page.  Only students who submitted an abstract to the “Motor Control” session will be considered.  If you submitted your application through the WCB Awards & Travel Bursaries page, you do not need to re-apply here.

Submission is closed.

Travel Grant

Awards will be paid in the amounts of $500/student for the WCB attendees, and $400/student for the ACSM, ASB, ECSS and CSB attendees.  The awards will be distributed via mail, and will be paid directly to the student.


Applicants are requested to submit the abstract that has been accepted for presentation as either an oral or poster presentation at one of the supported conferences.  We will consider multiple abstract submissions from a single student regardless of conference, however a student can only receive one award.  Should multiple students submit for an award using the same abstract and the abstract is deemed worthy of receiving an award, we will only provide one award for the abstract.